Using Twitter limits to write a blurb for a novel

Twitter and the 140-character challenge

So while I await feedback from my editor and a couple of new beta readers, I still try to think about writing every day, and on a blog I found something that’s been making the rounds – pitching your novel in Twitter length. 140 characters. Maybe slightly less, but definitely not one character more. (as in certain card games).

this goes with the back-of-the-book blurb, sort of.

Version #1

This was my first entry into the realm of 140-character pitching:

Matt returns to Nepal as a missionary to search for the love of his life. Will he find her or will the civil war keep them apart forever?

One reader of the blog, who did not even read the book (yet) submitted:

“The thrilling story of young love set against the backdrop of the majestic Himalayas.”


Heck, even if that is not the official 140-character pitch, it might as well be. who can dispute the universal nature of love?


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